The British Fish and Chip Supper Day 19th May

FnCSo, we spend most of the year watching what we eat – counting calories, checking off our 5 a day but today is a great excuse to be a bit naughty.

Here in the UK it is The British Fish and Chip Supper Day and the indulgence is all in aid of a good cause.

The Great British Fish and Chip Supper is the Spinal Injuries Association’s (SIA) national community fundraising campaign.

SIA’s vision is to ensure that spinal cord injury is not the end, but a new beginning and there’s a scary fact – Every day 3 people will sustain a spinal cord injury.

Spinal cord injury is life-changing. It can happen to anyone, at any time, often causing paralysis and affecting many other aspects of a person’s health. So SIA’s goal is to support individuals and their families with life-long services as they rebuild their lives.

So treat yourself and don’t forget to donate –

On This Day in History….

In 1882 George Braque was born.

A French artist Braque is often associated with Picasso.  His work showcases a range of style including cubism.

The Tate and Tate Modern have some of his works – definitely worth a visit –

In 1568 Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at battle of Langside

In 1988 Chet Baker, American singer and trumpet player died

In 1989 around 2,000 students started a hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China

The Handmade Fair

I had today booked as holiday so thought I’d pop over to Ragley Hall, Warwickshire to check out The Handmade Fair.  If anyone is thinking of going I’d suggest giving it a miss.

Whilst a beautiful setting the fair area was too small and consisted primarily of various food stalls.  They have one marquee with craft stalls which are great but too much squished in, along with lots of people means its difficult to get a good look around and I’d imagine there will be more attend over the weekend.

All of the workshops were fully booked which is a shame as some looked interesting and there seemed to be a really good range of crafts on offer.

Overall the event was poor compared with Art in Action (later in the year in Oxfordshire) or even the craft exhibitions at the NEC but maybe it will improve over the next few years.